Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Male-only Gene Trick Could Leave Invasive Fish Species Floundering (Op-Ed)

By Ron Thresher, CSIRO | May 13, 2014 01:19am ET

This article was originally published at The Conversation.The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

A genetic modification that creates male-only populations could give us a new weapon against invasive fish such as carp that plague our waterways.

“Daughterless technology”, which works by removing females so a population can no longer breed, has previously been used to tackle mosquitoes. But new CSIRO research shows that it also works on fish.

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